Am. BISS and Canadian Grand Champion Darwyn’s Trail Blazer

Performance Titles:  Novice Sprinter (NS); Chase Ability (CA)
Canada’s #1 Welsh Terrier for 2019

DOB:  November 2017

  • #1 Welsh Terrier in Canada for 2019. Our 11th year, and 9th different Welsh Terrier to hold this #1 honor.
  • Multiple Group 1st Winner
  • Best of Winners on Montgomery Weekend 2019 (5-point major!), from the Bred-By class! Judge, Harold Tatro (pictured), well known terrier breeder
  • R. Winners Dog at Hatboro 2019, from the Bred-By class; Judge, Mareth Kipp, well known Airedale breeder
  • Canadian championship with multiple group placements (from the classes)
  • BOB at a US Regional Welsh Terrier Breed Specialty
  • Multiple Group 1st and Reserve Best in Show wins in the AKC NOHS (National Owner-Handler Series)

Health Clearances

PLL DNA – clear/normal;  DM DNA – clear/normal;  Hips – Good; Cardiac – normal;  Patella – normal; Thyroid – normal

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Sire & Dam

 26 Group Placements!
Plus more in AKC – National Owner Handler Series (NOHS) and Bred-By Groups

Some Photos of Robbie

CKC Grand Championship

 

Pedigree

Robbie does Lure Coursing!

For the dogs that live with us, we try to get them involved in things they enjoy, and do things that help enrich their life, beyond the basics of love, care and attention.  Welsh Terriers love to chase things, and are fast!  They truly enjoy this and you see it every day, whether this is fetching a ball, running in a yard, or playing ‘chase-me’ around the coffee table.  There are now official events that are built on the foundation of traditional sight-hound lure coursing, but are available for any breed.  These events are now so popular that it can be difficult to get into a local event now.  Both the CKC and AKC offer events.

Robbie has participated in all of these events, and has multiple titles.

  • Sprinter; Canada’s timed 100-meter dash;
  • Chase Ability; Canada’s 600 meter run (300 meters for small dogs);
  • FastCAT; AKC’s (US) timed 100-yard dash;
  • Coursing Ability; AKC’s (US) 600-yard run

In Canada, Robbie ran 37 km/hour in the Sprinter event!  That is 9.8 seconds to do the 100 meter dash!

It might only be a plastic bag that these guys are chasing in these events, but they are crazy fast when their prey drive kicks in.

Robbie does Nose Work!

After I discovered Nose Work for the first time as an official training opportunity, Robbie was one of our first dogs to try this with.  Since we try to get our dogs involved in things they enjoy, and do things that help enrich their lives, we thought that we would try this.  A number of our Darwyn companion pet owners have also started this, and we’ve had positive feedback from everyone.  This is definitely something that Welsh Terriers excel at, and love.

After first discovering this new sport, we initially took two of our dogs to the classes – Robbie and Morgana (both are conformation champions now).  We completed both Introduction to Nose Work and Introduction to Odor with both of them.

Given my time constraints, and primary focus on conformation showing, I have not yet done any NW trials.  I have started a couple of other young welsh in this activity, and I have continued developing Robbie’s skills with further classes on “Continuing Odor”.  This is definitely an activity that he enjoys very much.

My trainer, Brenda Cox, is NACSW certified and competes at the Elite level with multiple dogs of her own.

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Some of Robbie's Certificates

CKC Grand Champion Title
CKC Champion Title
CKC Chase Ability Title
CKC Novice Sprinter Title
AKC - NOHS 2019 - #3 Welsh Terrier